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Hey.
Tell me if you are planning to add a full-fledged IPTV client, for example, how is it implemented in this program? 
So that you can download channels and epg not as a file but url and use the archive view (transfers in records from the provider's server).
Thanks.

 

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привет,

 

i suppose you want to know how we handle IPTV (resp. those type of streams you mentioned above). The DVBViewer allows you to import m3u8 playlists and adds them like regular tv/radio stations in to the channel list. You can even drag and drop the playlist into the channel editor window. 

The streams (HLS and in the next version Dash) where muxed in to a transport stream and you record them like you would do this with normal DVB or ATSC transmissions. 

EPG data can be imported via X-EPG.

 

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Good afternoon.
Thanks for the answer.
That's right, but it's not very convenient.


After any change in the playlist with the IPTV provider, for example, adding new channels, you need to re-import the m3u8 playlists and add them, like ordinary TV channels / radio stations, to the channel list. Then re-import EPG via X-EPG for all channels. And if there is more than one provider, this takes a lot of time. It would be much to have a similar IPTV client that allows all this to be played by simply registering an url link to the playlist.


According to the archives, you misunderstood me. It's not about how to record yourself, but how to watch the broadcasts recorded by the provider on your server.

Thanks.

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Apparently this idea did not interest the developer at all? It's a pity, in this respect DVBViewer is now significantly inferior to analogs.
All the same, now is the time for IPTV, the era of satellite TV monopoly has passed. Isn't it time to think about updating the application's capabilities?

 
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On 11/5/2020 at 12:48 PM, jampeer said:

It would be much to have a similar IPTV client that allows all this to be played by simply registering an url link to the playlist.

 

OK, at least I have understood this part of your request. Unfortunately DVBViewer is not prepared for doing something like this. Since it would require some structural changes, there will be no short-term solution in the next release. Nevertheless I will keep in mind that this may be a useful feature for some users.

 

12 hours ago, jampeer said:

Apparently this idea did not interest the developer at all?

 

It is not a question of interest, but of time. There are a lot of other things to do, and our resources are very limited.

 

12 hours ago, jampeer said:

All the same, now is the time for IPTV, the era of satellite TV monopoly has passed.

 

We know. The next release will already provide some progress in this respect by supporting MPEG Dash as streaming format (besides HLS and HTTP containing a TS).

 

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Excellent! It is pleasant that this question was heard and there is hope for its implementation in the future. Thank you for the quality product and with the hope for its further improvement in accordance with the requirements of modern times. Thanks!

 
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Hello.
Happy New Year. All good and most importantly good health.
Tell me, should we expect this functionality to appear this year?
Thank you.
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Hello. Please already implement the ability to download IPTV playlists using a link and not a file.

 

Well, how much can you suffer constantly deleting and downloading new playlist files? After all, providers change IPTV playlists very often.

 

We are lagging far behind other applications.

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The next release will provide the following:

  • Added: Channel List: Command line parameters for importing a M3U or INI channel list, optionally to a specified root folder (see here):

-l (with l being a lowercase letter L) must be followed by a blank and a URL, that specifies the to be imported file. URL can be a network (web) address or a local file path, that must be enclosed in double quotes if it contains blanks. Examples:

-l http://example.com/iptv.m3u

-l "D:\Channel Lists\Terrestrial.ini"

-r must be followed by a blank and a root folder name, that specifies the root folder to which the preceding list shall be imported. It must be enclosed in double quotes if it contains blanks. If this folder already exists, its previous content is deleted. Example:

-l http://example.com/iptv.m3u -r "HLS IPTV"

This parameter can be used to update a root folder content. If no root folder is specified for an import, the list is added to the channel list as if imported by drag & drop into the DVBViewer Channel Editor.

The new command line parameters enable to update the content of a root folder within the channel list on each DVBViewer start, automated by using a batch file or script etc.

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I could provide a (beta) test version now.

 

However, there is still an unsolved problem. If an IPTV list update contains changed URLs, all favourites and recording timers that reference one of these IPTV channels don't work anymore, because the link to the channel gets broken. The old IPTV channel IDs in the favourites list or timer list become invalid, because they are a hash value of the URL

 

So I considered to let DVBViewer recognize IPTV channels by their channel name in this case. But this in no reliable method. IPTV channels with the same name may cause mistakes.

 

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Hello.

Great news!
If the problem concerns only the Chosen, then this is not critical. Until the issue is resolved, you can get around without this.

More worried about the issue of linking EPG and the work of archived records.

Thanks.
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